Mile End Purgatorio

by Doyle, Martin, Sherwin, Guy

Film: 16mm 1991

Series
One Minute TV - BBC; Midnight Underground - C4
Duration
1
Screens
1
Funder
Arts Council of England/Great Britain
Exhibition
BBC2 TV, UK

A series of quickfire images of shopfronts and mediocre detail shot in London's Mile End edited against the spoken word. "This work represents a collaboration between filmmaker and poet responding to tensions between film and the spoken word. The scene is a parade of shops in Grove Road, Mile End, London: the voice a male mid life crisis. Shop fronts and other images provoke and externalise the many themes of conflict. Biblical and literary allusions reinforce the humour and sense of integrity." (Guy Sherwin, London Filmmaker's Co Op Catalogue)

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